Financial Cryptography '00 February 21-24, 2000, Anguilla, BWI

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Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 14:23:14 MST

Financial Cryptography '00
February 21-24, 2000, Anguilla, BWI
Preliminary Conference Program

        NOTE: Early Registration Deadline is January 15, 2000

FC00, the fourth international conference on financial data security
and digital commerce, will be held in Anguilla, British West Indies.
FC00 aims to bring together persons involved in both the financial and
data security fields to foster cooperation and exchange of ideas. The
conference is organized by the International Financial Cryptography
Association (IFCA).


Monday 21 February


Self-Escrowed Cash Against User Blackmailing
Birgit Pfitzmann and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi

Blind, Auditable Membership Proofs
Tomas Sander, Amnon Ta-Shma (International Computer Science Institute)
and Moti Yung (CertCo)

Private Selective Payment Protocols
Giovanni Di Crescenzo (Telcordia Technologies Inc.)


Toward a More Sensible Way of Regulating the Circumvention of
Technical Protection Systems
Pam Samuelson


Efficient Trace and Revoke Schemes
Moni Naor and Benny Pinkas (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Efficient Watermark Detection and Collusion Security
Francis Zane

Tuesday 22 February


Postal Revenue Collection in the Digital Age
Leon A. Pintsov (Pitney Bowes Inc.) and Scott A. Vanstone (University
of Waterloo & Certicom Corp.)

Signing on a Postcard
David Naccache (Gemplus Card International) and Jacques Stern (Ecole
Normale Superiere)


Payment Systems: The Next Generation
Moderator: TBA


Self-Scrambler Anonymizers
David Pointcheval (Ecole Normale Superiere)

Authentic Attributes with Fine-Grained Anonymity Protection
Stuart G. Stubblebine (CertCo) and Paul F. Syverson (Naval Research

Resource Efficient Anonymous Group Identification
Ben Handley

Wednesday 23 February


The Encryption Debate in Plaintext: National Security and Encryption
in Israel and the United States
Barak Jolish (Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft)

Comments and Critical Reflections on the Proposal for a European
Directive on a Common Framework for Electronic Signatures and
Certification Service Providers
Apollonia Martinez-Nadal (University of Balearic Islands, Spain)

A Response to "Can We Eliminate Certificate Revocation Lists?"
Patrick McDaniel (University of Michigan) and Avi Rubin (AT&T Labs)


Non-Repudiation in SET: Open Issues
Els Van Herreweghen

Statistics and Secret Leakage
Jean-Sebastien Coron (Ecole Normale Superiere), Paul Kocher
(Cryptography Research, Inc.) and David Naccache (Gemplus Card

Analysis of Abuse-Free Contract Signing
Vitaly Shmatikov and John C. Mitchell (Stanford University)

Asymmetric Currency Rounding
David M'Raihi, David Naccache and Michael Tunstall (Gemplus Card

Thursday 24 February


Secret Key Authentication with Software-Only Verification
Jaap-Henk Hoepman (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Sharing Decryption in the Context of Voting or Lotteries
Pierre-Alain Fouque, Guillaume Poupard and Jacques Stern (Ecole
Normale Superiere)


Public Key Infrastructure: PKIX, Signed XML or Something Else?
Moderator: Barb Fox & Brian LaMacchia (Microsoft)
Carl Ellison (Intel Architecture Labs)
Caelen King (Baltimore Technologies)
Michael Meyers (Verisign)
Andrew Konstantaras (independent consultant)


Financial Cryptography in 7 Layers
Ian Grigg (Systemics, Inc.)

Capability-Based Financial Instruments
Mark S. Miller (, Bill Franz and Chip Morningstar


In addition to the regular conference program, a rump session will be
held on the evening of Tuesday 22 February to provide an opportunity
for less formal presentations. Although the rump session will be
organized during the conference itself, advance proposals may be
submitted by email. Rump session contributions will not appear in the
conference proceedings. An award of $350 in e-gold will be awarded to
the best rump session presentation.


An exhibition will be held in conjunction with the technical program,
with product displays, demonstrations, and presentations of a
business-oriented nature. Scientific sessions are primarily scheduled
for the mornings and exhibition sessions for the afternoons.


The conference will be held at Chandeliers, the conference facility of
the InterIsland Hotel, which is on Road Bay, near Sandy Ground
Village, in the South Hill section of Anguilla. The conference will
have TCP/IP internet access. Shuttle service between the conference
and the Mariners hotel will be available.


Registration can be done via the web at URL The fee
for the conference, which covers all conference materials and events
(including preproceedings, final proceedings, attendance at scientific
sessions, and breakfast and lunch each day of the conference), is:

$850 regular registration
$350 academic registration
$150 student registration

An additional $150 fee applies to registrations for which payment is
received after January 15, 2000.

A $100 discount ($50 for academic and student registrations) is
available to participants who pay their registration fee by electronic

Payment may be made by credit card, bank transfer, electronic money,
or cash.


A limited number of stipends to help defray the costs of attendance
may be available to full-time students with a paper accepted for
presentation at the conference. If you would like to apply for a
stipend, please contact the General Chair at the email address listed


The conference hotel is not recommended except to those seeking budget
accomodations. The recommended hotel is Mariners, where a block
reservation has been made. To reserve a room, please call the hotel
at +1 (809) 497-2671 and mention that you will be attending FC00.
Information about other hotels is available at URL


A welcome reception will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Monday,
February 21, 2000, the evening of the first day of the conference.



Visas are not required for citizens of most American and European
countries. If you are uncertain about whether you need a visa,
contact the local British consulate for information.

Getting to Anguilla

  From North America, Anguilla is usually reached via San Juan (Puerto
Rico). From Europe, the best connections are via
St. Maarten/St. Martin (from Amsterdam or Paris), or Antigua (from
London). St. Martin is very close to Anguilla and is connected by
ferry as well as by plane.

Local Transportation

The simplest way to get around Anguilla is to rent a car. You will
need to buy an Anguilla drivers license, but this is a formality.
Taxis are also available. Another possibility is to hitch rides from
local residents, who are eager to provide them and will often stop to
offer rides unsolicited. Transportation will be provided at specific
times between Mariners and the InterIsland hotel.


Expect temperatures in the 20's or 30's Celsius, 70's or 80's
Fahrenheit. There is often a strong wind, with cloudbursts that
quickly blow over. Dress code for the conference is shorts and


The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$), with an
exchange rate of approximately EC$2.7/US$1, but many goods and
services in Anguilla, particularly those aimed primarily at tourists
(such as restaurants and hotels) are priced in US dollars. US dollars
are freely tradable everywhere on the island, so there is no need to
obtain EC dollars before arrival.


Dan Boneh, Stanford
Joan Feigenbaum, AT&T Labs - Research
Yair Frankel, CertCo
Stuart Haber, InterTrust STAR Lab
Philip MacKenzie, Lucent Bell Labs
Ueli Maurer, ETH Zurich
Clifford Neuman, USC
Kazue Sako, NEC
Dan Simon, Microsoft
Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory
Win Treese, Open Market, Inc.
Nicko van Someren, nCipher

Program Chair:
Yair Frankel (email:


General Chair:
Donald Beaver (email:

Local Arrangements Chairs:
Vincent Cate (email:
Rafael Hirschfeld (email:

Sponsorship Chairs:
Lesley Matheson (email:
Robert Tarjan (email:


FC00 is sponsored by:

e-gold Transnational <>
Hush Communications Corporation <>
InterTrust Star Lab <>
Telcordia Technologies <>
nCipher Corporation <>
Zero-Knowledge Systems <>
Hansa Bank & Trust Company <>
Offshore Information Services <>

If you are interested in sponsoring FC00, please contact the
Sponsorship Chairs at the email addresses listed above.

For further information, please see the main FC00 conference web page
at URL

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